Behind the Scenes of The Unicorn and the Wasp
Excerpts from Jason Arnopp’s DWM article:
Greeves, fetch a flannel! David Tennant has just spilt a cyanide-laced beverage all over his suit, while in the throes of some formidable “I’ve been poisoned” acting. This incident has onlookers rolling about.
Once his suit has been miraculously speed-cleaned, David spends the remaining takes paranoid about repeating the blooper. “Did that look like I was taking a decent gulp?” he asks. “I was being so ginger about it!”
David’s favorite detective, we later learn, is Columbo. […] “He’s just so cool. A mind like a trap, hidden in a body like a dung-heap. There’s also something quite Doctor-ish about him, so that’s probably why he appeals to me.”
DWM: When you dad Sandy’s present on set, as he is today, does it change the way you conduct yourself?
David: It probably does make me behave myself. But he’s very good at looking after himself: he’ll chat to anyone. Even DWM!
DWM: Do you utter profanity in front of your dad?
David: I don’t swear at all - I don’t know what you’re talking about! Besides… my dad might read this.
DWM: What brings you to set today?
Sandy McDonald: I came down to see David. We’ve been having a difficult family time [the episode was filmed a few weeks after David’s mother passed away] and I felt it would be good for us to get together. As you can imagine, I must be high in the list of Doctor Who fans! It’s good to meet the people: not just the stars, but also members of the crew who I hear David talking about.
The rest of my behind-the-scenes photosets are available here